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The 3rd National Ecological Progress and Regional Innovative Development Strategy Forum Held in HNUC

2017-06-30 09:00:01

The 3rd National Ecological Progress and Regional Innovative Development Strategy Forum was held in HNUC from April 28th to 29th. More than 180 experts and scholars from CAS, Renmin University of China, Wuhan University, Sun Yat-sen University, Nankai University and China University of Geosciences were presented at the forum and had an in-depth discussion on the theme of “New City and New Civilization-Innovative Development of Urban Agglomerations and Ecological Progress”.

In the afternoon of April 28th, Professor Chen Yao, the vice president of Chinese Association of Regional Economics, Professor Sun Jiuwen, the vice president of the Regional Science Association of China, Professor Liang Qi of Sun Yat-sen University and Zheng Hongliang, the associate editor of Economic Research Journal, gave academic lectures based on their respective research fields.

In the morning of April 29th, the opening ceremony, presided over by Professor Wang Minggao, the vice president of HNUC, was held in the multi-functional lecture hall on Lingnan Campus of HNUC. At the ceremony, Professor Chen Xiaohong addressed a welcoming speech, in which she extended warm welcome to all experts and scholars on behalf of HNUC, congratulated on the opening of the forum, and presented a brief introduction to HNUC’s development and specialty characteristics. She pointed out that ecological progress is in the interests of people’s well-being, Chinese nation’s future and prospect of all human beings. With “New City and New Civilization-Innovative Development of Urban Agglomerations and Ecological Progress” as the theme, this forum, focusing on green development by innovation and the building of eco-civilized cities, is in line with the five development concepts of “innovation, balanced growth, green economy, opening-up and inclusiveness”, complies with the Party Central Committee’s new development concepts, embodies the spirit of Chinese excellent traditional culture, and conforms to the development trend of human society.

Professor Cheng Jinhua, the vice president of the Regional Science Association of China, the director of ecological progress research professional committee of RSAC and the Vice Party Secretary-General of China University of Geosciences (Wuhan) introduced the basic information of the ecological progress research professional committee, and briefly reviewed the committee’s work in 2017.

Researcher Chen Yao, the vice president & secretary general of Chinese Association of Regional Economics, declared CARE’s decision on setting up the regional innovation professional committee and awarded the committee.

Professor Sun Jiuwen, the vice president of RSAC and the director of regional economic institute of Renmin University of China, introduced RSAC and the regional economic institute, and congratulated the opening of the forum.

The 3rd National Ecological Progress and Regional Innovative Development Strategy Forum, which consists of two parts, e.g. keynote speech and academic parallel session, was held following the opening ceremony. During the keynote speech session, Professor Sun Jiuwen of Renmin University of China, Professor Yuan Xin of Nankai University, Professor Long Hualou of CAS, Professor Chen Xiaohong, the president of HNUC, Professor Chen Yao of CAS, Professor Lin Zhen of Beijing Forestry University, Professor An Haizhong of China University of Geosciences and Professor Ma Yong of Hubei University, delivered reports around their respective themes.

In a speech entitled “Ecological Progress and Green Development”, Professor Chen Xiaohong introduced the exploration and practice of Hunan province in building a Resource-Saving & Environment-Friendly society. She stated that the Changsha-Zhuzhou-Xiangtan Urban Agglomeration has emerged into a beautiful scene in Central China. Resource-Saving & Environment-Friendly production is becoming an institution, Resource-Saving & Environment-Friendly lifestyle is becoming a habit, Resource-Saving & Environment-Friendly consumption is becoming a fashion, and the concept of saving resources and protecting environment is increasingly popular among people, said Professor Chen.

In the afternoon of April 29th, four parallel sessions, i.e. one on ecological progress and regional economic development, one on environmental governance and green development, one on regional innovation and spatial coordinated development and one on research of urban agglomerations and economic belts, were conducted. In the afternoon of the same day, the 3rd National Ecological Progress and Regional Innovative Development Strategy Forum was concluded at the lecture hall F201 of Lezhi Building.

This forum was organized by HNUC, China University of Geosciences (Wuhan), the regional innovation professional committee of Chinese Association of Regional Economics and the ecological progress research professional committee of Regional Science Association of China, undertaken by the Collaborative Innovation Center of Resource-Saving & Environment-Friendly Society and Ecological Civilization, the School of Tourism Management of HNUC, the Research Center of Regional Economy and Investment Environment of China University of Geosciences (Wuhan) and Hubei Provincial Innovation Ability and Analysis of Soft Scientific Research Base, and supported by Hunan Institute of Economic Geography and the School of Economy & Trade of HNUC. (Text/Hu Huimei, Photo/Chen Luming)


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